Assessment of Standing Multi-Frequency Bioimpedance Analyzer to Measure Body Composition of the Whole Body and Limbs in Elite Male Wrestlers

Yeong Kang Lai, Chu Ying Ho, Chung Liang Lai, Chih Yang Taun, Kuen Chang Hsieh*

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Abstract

We investigated differences in body composition measurements for the whole body and limb segments in elite male wrestlers between results of multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses (MFBIA) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Sixty-six elite male wrestlers from Taiwan were recruited. Wrestlers’ body fat percentage (PBFWB), whole body fat-free mass (FFMWB), whole body lean soft tissue mass (LSTMWB), and fat-free mass of arms, legs and trunk (FMArms, FFMLegs, FFMTrunk) were measured by MFBIA and DXA, and analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and Bland–Altman plot. Correlations of FFMWB, LSTMWB, and PBFWB between devices were 0.958, 0.954, and 0.962, respectively. Limits of agreement (LOA) of Bland–Altman plot were −4.523 to 4.683 kg, −4.332 to 4.635 kg and −3.960 to 3.802%, respectively. Correlations of body composition parameters FFMArms, FFMLegs and FFMTurnk between devices in each limb segment were 0.237, 0.809, and 0.929, respectively; LOAs were −2.877 to 2.504 kg, −7.173 to −0.015 kg and −5.710 to 0.777 kg, respectively. Correlation and consistency between the devices are high for FFM, LSTM and PBF but relatively low for limb segment FFM. MFBIA may be an alternative device to DXA for measuring male wrestlers’ total body composition but limb segment results should be used cautiously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15807
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume19
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • athletes
  • bioelectrical impedance
  • body composition
  • dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

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